Definition of religious :
1. A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun.
2. Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.
3. Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.
4. Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.
5. Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.
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orthodox (part of speech: adjective)
theological (part of speech: adjective)
pious (part of speech: adjective)
- They believed, as the people believed of them- and the belief was stronger as the religious feeling was more intense- that they stood in a nearer and closer relation to Jehovah. - "The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)", Max Duncker.
- More marvelous than all, it was said that he was even religious. - "The Young Man and the World", Albert J. Beveridge.
- He wanted her certainly to be a good woman, and a religious woman; he did not want her to be extravagant. - "A Red Wallflower", Susan Warner.